The core of most people's home network is their wireless router. This is the piece that provides connectivity for every other device to the Internet and each other. Western Digital is now ready to release the world's fastest wireless router with the new My Net AC1300.
Let's jump in head first here with the support for 802.11ac with up to 1300 Mbps (Megabits per second). This is a huge leap from the current 802.11n maximum of 450 Mbps which the My Net AC1300 also supports. The wireless-N will be occupying the 2.4 GHz bandwidth, leaving the entire 5 GHz bandwidth to the new wireless-AC. WD My Net AC1300 has 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports (1 input and 4 outputs), two USB 2.0 ports, and support for UPnP (Universal Plug N Play). And all this will retail for a MSRP of $189.99.
If your router is not a part of your home theater, then have no fear as WD will also be releasing the My Net AC Bridge with an MSRP of $149.99. The AC Bridge will bring 802.11ac support up to 4 devices such as your SmartTV, game console, Blu-ray player, or home cable box. Thanks to WD FasTrack technology, all of your high-bandwidth entertainment will be prioritized such as Netflix, Skype, and online gaming for the best experience possible.
In short, I want this and you should too. This is the next evolution in wireless technology with a true focus on digital entertainment that has proven to be overwhelming for wireless-N. This also leaves the 2.4 GHz bandwidth to your current wireless-N devices like your smartphones, handheld media players, wireless audio, or laptop. What more could you possibly want from a router?